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3 Things That Your CEO Needs To Know About Managed IT

By CRA | January 26, 2017
Why Managed IT Makes Sense In Today’s Business Climate  Adoption of managed IT serviceshas been slow but is picking up as more businesses understand what it is and how it can help. CEO’s in the know are finding that it is a cost-effective solution and a strategy for building a better, more cohesive, business. Let’s look what managed IT services is and three lesser known aspects of managed IT...

3 Reasons Why Unified Communications Are a Good Idea

By CRA | August 16, 2016
The world of enterprise communication has changed a lot over the last two decades, and it's no surprise that companies need to update to the latest technologies in order to stay competitive. Anyone who has done research on modern business communication systems is likely to have heard of VoIP and Unified Communications. To the average person, these terms may appear interchangeable, but both...

Why VoIP Is the Best Option for Your Business

By CRA | August 09, 2016
Many people have heard of VoIP or Voice over Internet Protocol, but not many know about the benefits of VoIP. In summary, VoIP is a technology that transmits audio files as data over a digital network to another computer or a VoIP phone or any device that you are using to communicate with. As it uses the same protocols that the Internet uses, the Internet isn't strictly necessary; therefore, call...

Learn More About BYOD Strategies For Your Business

By CRA | May 17, 2016
Do you access business data from your personal devices? Does your business allow you to store and access critical data from your phone? Have you thought about the severity if you were to compromise this data from a device that was not business issued? The notion of employees using their personal tools at work isn't new. There is a long history of employees using private vehicles for sales...

Five Ways to Maximize Your Employees’ Mobile Productivity

By CRA | May 16, 2016
Virtually every employee today has a smartphone and or tablet. Most businesses are underutilizing these devices because they belong to the employees. They are BYOD, “bring your own device,” as they say. Ignoring these devices is a mistake. Your hyper-connected employees are glued to their mobile devices. Savvy business owners and executives have realized the secret to higher employee productivity...

Pros, Cons and Solutions to Maximize BYOD

By CRA | May 03, 2016
If you have been following technology over the past 5 years, I am sure you have noticed a few trends, such as Cloud Computing, 3D printing, wearables, Internet of Things (IoT) and the list goes on. One trend that seems to be adapting to business culture is BYOD. Not to be confused with the just as popular BYOB, BYOD stands for Bring Your Own Device. It is the IT policy in which employees are...

How to Leverage Hosted Desktops Successfully

By CRA | March 22, 2016
This is the second blog in a two-part series touching on VDI and DaaS solutions and why a business would implement one over the other. Missed our first post? Find it here. In our first post, we introduce the basics of VDI and DaaS as well as a couple scenarios where a business would implement one over the other. Let’s briefly recap: Virtualized Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) or...

Understanding the Basics of Hosted Desktops: VDI and DaaS

By CRA | March 08, 2016
Many organizations, small to large, have been faced with similar challenges relating to technology. Whether you are a business or IT executive, you have been tasked with increasing scalability and mobility while maintaining security and compliance, all for a cost that doesn’t break your budget. If you are like most organizations, the growing trend of BYOD has not made this easy. Luckily, there...

Why is a BDR solution important for your business?

By CRA | January 25, 2016
Most people believe that their data is only at risk to hackers or the rarity of a natural disaster. The reality is that 78% of all lost data is due to downtime caused by an unexpected hardware or system malfunction, and 11% is a result of human error. Lost data is regarded as one of the worst effects of downtime; which is the time in which all machinery and systems are out of action or...

Is Your Business Protected Against Downtime?

By CRA | January 05, 2016
Every other week people are out buying lottery tickets even though their odds of winning are 1:175,000,000. Most people understand that they do not stand a chance of winning, yet they still purchase them week after week. This is because people believe they can beat the odds. In this case, the worst that can happen is losing a few dollars.   Don't Be Part of the Statistics! On a larger scale,...

4 Benefits Of IT Managed Services For Businesses

By CRA | September 23, 2015
Many small and medium businesses are stuck in the past when it comes to managing and supporting their IT environment with the break-fix mentality. This reactive method of “maintain” IT, cost these businesses’ more than they imagine by reducing the productivity of their employees when having to factor in the time to call, schedule, and dispatch a technician. By the time the issue is resolved; the...

A Very Real (and Preventable) SMB Business Risk

By CRA | November 05, 2014
Ask any SMB Executive if they have business insurance and the vast majority will answer yes. One simply cannot do business or operate without it. One would think that those in charge of SMBs are risk adverse and would do anything to protect their business but that’s not the case according to a Symantec study. The study found that 57% of SMBs don’t have a disaster recovery plan. Additionally, the...